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CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
: i don't think it was a coincidence that during the foreign policy debate, mitt romney kept bringing it back to the economy. most people turning in were not going to be paying that close attention to some of the foreign policy issues, and i don't think many \ voters go to the polls to vote based on what our decisions will be with china or cuba, for that matter. but they do vote with their pocketbooks. statewide unemployment in florida is 8.7%, but it is much higher in various pockets of florida. in some counties, as high as 12% unemployment. as we all know, that does not talk about the under-employed. the economy is still struggling in florida. we have signs of it getting better, but i heard a story that foreclosures in the state are the highest in the nation. there's a lot of economic pressure in the state. people are feeling the pain, and whoever sells the economic message best is going to do well in this state. i should add that the republican party in the state is very strong. >> they not only have the governor's office and three cabinet offices, but the state democratic party is
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
like they should. mitt romney and i are running because we believe americans are better off in a dynamic free enterprise based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity come and upward mobility is of a government- directed stance that creates dependency. [applause] you know there's something wrong in our country when 40% of children born to parents in the lowest fifth of earners never know anything better. the question before us today demands a serious answer. how do we get the engines of opera mobility turned back on so that no one is left out of the promise of america? to answer that, we have to take a hard look at the approach the government has been taking for the last five decades and ask yourself if it's working. the approach has been to spend lots of money on anti-poverty programs. the money behind this approach is that a nation should measure compassion by the size of the government and how much it spends. the problem is, starting in the 1960's, this top-down approach created a debilitating culture of dependency wrecking communities. this was so obvious to ev
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
.c. suburb. also, at 11:35, we will bring you a rally for mitt romney in southwestern virginia. >> we need to tackle our nation poses challenges before they tackle us. we need to save and strengthen social security. we are putting ideas on the table how to do that. we will save benefits for a seniors and for my generation so these promises are kept. >> they have laid out clearly -- they say we have endangered medicare. they have stolen money from medicare to get money for obamacare. you see it and hear it in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> joe biden and paul ryan will face off in their only debate. you can watch and engage with c- span on our live debate preview starting at 7:00 eastern followed by the debate at 9:00. your reaction, calls, e-mails, and it reads at 10:30. >> in a little more than an hour and a half, a forum on possible tax increases caused by the so- called fiscal cliff after the first of the year. later, the senate debate in the jersey. on washington journal tomorrow morning, we will be joined by ann coulter. we will talk about politics wit
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
-span student cam competition is open to grades 6-12. >> president obama and mitt romney spoke last night at the al smith dinner last night. this is 40 minutes. >> thank you. i hope you all enjoy your meal. first off, i would like to say that henry kissinger is up here on the stage. [applause] he told me it is his favorite dinner. we have many distinguished guests tonight. governor andrew cuomo is here. [applause] the governor is working on some material for his 2016 announcement dinner speech. [laughter] i noticed he gets closer and closer to the podium every year. just like jaws. [laughter] charles schumer is here. [laughter] there was recently a story in the paper about him playing matchmaker among his staff. 12 marriages have resulted. chuck has stopped trying to work across the aisle. he is pushing them down the aisle. [laughter] congratulations, not for the matchmaking, but for getting the attention in one of the sections of "the new york times" that does not already cover you. [laughter] chris matthews is here. [applause] as you know, msnbc's motto is lean forward. if you leave --
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
president of united states, mitt romney. [cheers and applause] ♪ [playing "born free"] ♪ >> that is one heck of a virginia welcome. thank you, virginia. [cheers and applause] you, paul. does the music just bring up your day? [applause] then he for the endorsement of the -- we appreciate the endorsement of the nra. [applause] last night was an important night for the country. [cheers and applause] they got the chance to cut through all the attacks and counterattacks and all the theatrics associate with the campaign and instead listen to substance. i appreciate the fact athat jim lehrer asked questions about substance. i appreciated that i was able to ask obama about obamacare. i asked, why is it that the middle class is still buried in this country? why we have millions of people out of work? why is it that half of our children coming out of college cannot find a job? why is it that when he took office, 32 million people are on food stamps? i asked him those questions. you heard his answers. as a result of those answers, the american people recognize that he and i stand for something very dif
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney just saie wants to help those young people, too, but during the republican primary he said i will veto the dream act that would allow these young people to have access. his main strategy during the republican primary was to say we are going to encourage self deportation, making life so miserable on folks that they'll leave. he called the arizona law a model for the nation, part of the arizona law said that law enforcement officers could stop folks because they suspected maybe they looked like they might be undocumented workers, and check their papers, and you know what, if my daughter or yours looks to somebody like they're not a citizen, i don't want -- i don't want to empower somebody like that. so, we can fix the system in a comprehensive way and when governor romney says, the challenge is, well, obama didn't try. that's not true. i sat down with democrats and republicans at the beginning of my term and i said, let's fix this system, including senators previously who supported it on the republican side. but it's very hard for republicans in congress to support comprehensiv
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
in congress to vote for it. governor romney said, i would sign it. who do you believe? the ama, me, or somebody who would put in motion a plan that knowingly adds $6,400 a year more to the cost of medicare? now they have a new plan. trust me, it will not cost you any more. folks, follow your instincts. with regard to social security, we will not privatize. if you listened to mitt romney and the congressmen during the bush years, imagine where all of those seniors would be now if the money had been in the market. their ideas are old and their ideas are bad and eliminate the guarantee of medicare. >> they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar turning medicare into a piggy bank for obamacare. their own actuary came to congress and said, one out of six hospitals and nursing homes are going to go out of business as a result of this. 7.4 million seniors are projected to lose the medicare coverage they have. >> more people signed up for medicare advantage after the change. >> i know you are under a lot of duress. >> do not take all of the four minutes. >> do not change benefits fo
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
] " and then the scoutmaster said and that is it on the flagpole next to mr romney. i reached over and i grabbed the flag and i held it out and it was as if the electricity was running through my arms. as i thought about the heroes, the patriots, americans, who lived for something bigger than themselves. who lived for pioneering and discovering. for new knowledge, not for themselves, but for the world and for america. that is the nature of who we are. every day i see people who live for something bigger than themselves. pioneers, heroes. i think of single mothers wondering how they will put food on the table at the end of the week, scrimping and saving to do so. i think of dads and moms taking two jobs so they can afford to give their kids the same kind of clothes that other kids are wearing at school. i think about young people coming out of college and putting aside their career because they feel it would be an honor and duty to serve in our military. i think about parents and christmastime coming up, saying, let's not exchange to get so we have enough to make sure our kids have a great christmas. this is wh
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
, again, what would you do it for the illegal immigrants already here? mitt romney says self-deport during the primary. do you agree with that? do you agree with mass deportations? >> i think the first thing we need to do is secure the borders, fix the problem. hold on a minute. but i said it is a staged approach. this second step related to that is put in place a strong verifying system so employers will face sanctions for hiring people illegally. and have a safe harbor if they comply with the system. if we drive up the job market, -- dry up the job market, if we secure the borders, that is how we solve that problem. >> you tell so many lies, it is unbelievable. you have accusations against me that are unbelievable. do you even own a gun, ted? do you hunt? when i say about the second amendment stuff -- >> is it true or false you voted against our concealed carry? in the state of texas? >> i support the second amendment? >> true or false. >> i can engage in the same cross-examination process you did. did you vote against our concealed carry act? >> i do not want my grandmother who carries
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 1:00am EDT
on improving as time goes on. i've got one left. but, you know, the interesting thing is that governor romney has been running around talking about his five-point plan for the economy for quite some time. and as i pointed out last night, and you guys heard yourself, it's really a one-point plan. it says folks at the very top can play by their own set of rules. lower why they can pay taxes than you do or they can use offshore accounts, or they can invest in a company, bankrupt it, fire the workers take their pension, ship jobs overseas and still make money doing it. it's the one-point plan that says it's okay for wall street to keep engaging in the recommendless behave yor we've been fighting back from for the past four years. it's the same philosophy that's been squeezing the middle class for more than a decade. saw the same philosophy we in the previous administration and i have seen too much pain and too much strug toll let this country go down that same road again. so iowa, we can't -- i want you to know, i want you to know folks here in iowa, understand this, you cannot grow this economy
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
video of mitt romney at a private fund- raiser was made public -- let's take a look. >> 47% of the people -- who will vote for the president a matter what. who believe the government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they are entitled to health care and food and housing, you name it. that is an entitlement. >> texas -- in 2010, 30.5% of texans filing era -- return paid no income tax. there is no data on how many texans get government assistance, but the census bureau found 24% get social security. 20 -- 14% did retirement income. 5% disability bed -- benefits and 14% from strands. mr. cruz, do you believe that government has a responsibility to care for them? >> of course not. i agree with mitt romney when he says his comments were poorly phrased. keefe said they were in elegantly stated. i think there is a difference. part of the philosophy of president obama is trying to get as many americans as possible dependent on government so that the democrats can stay in power in perpetuity. the reason i think that is failing is, even those americans, if you break do
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
security are there for them. >> it is important for governor romney to present this plan that will only affect people in the future. it will turn medicare into a voucher program. it is called premium support. it is understood to be a voucher program. >> you do not support that? >> i do not. >> that is for future people. >> if you are 54 years old, you may want to listen. this will affect you. the idea was originally presented by congressman ryan, your running mate. we would get a voucher to seniors. -- we would give a venture to seniors. they could go out in the private -- wycombe -- we would give a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher would not necessarily keep up with health-care inflation, this would cost the average senior about $16,000 per -- $6,000 per year. year, but governor romney has said is he will maintain traditional medicare alongside it. there is still a problem. those insurance companies are clever about figuring out who are the younger and healthier seniors. they r
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
spending and then when it comes to their actual programs, they don't want it cut. governor romney recently suggested if we went off the fiscal cliff and have the spending cuts in defense, that it would kill jobs in virginia. >> but that's where you need leadership from the top. and successful governors do two things well. they provide leadership and they propose bold initiatives to their legislatures and they also have a strategy or a blueprint for economic growth in their state for the future. those are the successful governors. we need the same type of leadership in the white house. >> no president has had reorganization authority since ronald reagan lost in the 1980's, when it expired. i think there needs to come back. i would put back some type of entitlement authority that was lost after the nixon era. the subcommittees in congress are not very good managers of certain things. so there has to be a combination. you cannot leave the size and structure of the government we have in place. this government functions on a 19th century organization model despite the availability of 21st centu
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 10:52pm EDT
. the closest romney got was within a tie. democrats have a voter registration advantage in this state. host: going back to to thousand a, i want to talk about -- to 2008 statistics, from bloomberg news says nevada has the largest swing state demographic shift since 2008. talk about how that is impacting this election. guest: 26% of the state is latino. this voting block has been shown to hear a lot about the economy, a lot about education. immigration does not rank as the highest this year of interest to these voters. it is an underlying across the board thing. are you saying the right thing on these topics. it is 2/3 versus 1/3 that the voters are split on this. this is what candidates are fighting about. obama made a promise to address it in his first year in office and did not do that. he said he did not have time and did not have a cooperative congress. that has not stopped republicans who say, we can bring a comprehensive immigration reform, which is a term both parties defined differently. they are trying to make that a sales pitch. if you turn on spanish radio, you hear nonstop comme
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
early part? there is a four year pattern where there is not as much change as we had hoped. and romney is known as a take charge, ceo leader. but the big challenge is showing his democratic and like the rest of us. >> democratic with these little "d." >> yes. especially after the comment he made. challenging for both. >> you can arm wrestle. you are closer to the mic, go ahead. >> one of the issues this year, the legion of fact checkers will beat -- how each candidate chooses each version of the truth. i think the promise of this new format does allow the two of them to mix it up. the question is, how did they call each other on truth? a spoke yesterday with bobb who is going to moderate the last debate, which is foreign policy. and i said, what is your role if one of the other says something that is not true? >> he he said if it is outrageo, i will step and. but it is designed to let each of the candidates say that is not the case. at the very least, it will make for a pretty good tv watching. and one of the hopes is that they do not go too far in misrepresenting their opponent's reco
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on the republican ticket, romney, paying a lower rate than hard-working families like nurses and construction workers. tommy thompson has embraced and campaigned for many months on the ryan plan, which according to the tax policy center, increases the tax cuts for our very wealthiest by $265,000 on average for millionaires like himself. middle-class taxes. recently. >> that is a falsehood. >> is is not the exchange time. i support a middle-class and small business tax cuts, but the program i told you about my opponent supports, the ryan pl an, raises taxes on middle-class families who buy roughly $1,300. lastly, i talked already about the perverse incentives in our tax code that prompt companies to bring jobs overseas. i want to bring those to an end. my opponent wants to double down. >> we now move into the 6 minute on moderated section. >> feel free to talk to each other. >> you are absolutely wrong. i have a tax bill that is different than paul ryan's. the truth of the matter is, my bill does not reduce taxes on the wealthy at all. my bill allows for individuals to make a choice whether or
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 1:00am EDT
allies. i am impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. [applause] just so everyone knows, in our third debate, we will not spend a whole lot of time interrupting each other. we will also interrupt the moderator just to mix things up. finally, let me say i have been doing some thinking. i have decided for our final debate, i have to go back to the strategy i used to compare -- prepare for the first debate. i am kidding. i want to make you sweat. [laughter] in all seriousness, i could not be more honored to be here this evening. i am honored to be with leaders in both the private and public sectors, particularly the extraordinary work done by the catholic church. [applause] it is written in scripture that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance character, and character, hope. this country has fought through very tough years together. we have come as far as we have mainly because the perseverance and character of ordinary americans. it says something about who we are as people that at the middle of an election season, opposing candidates can share
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the majority. we'll hold it i nthn the house, win the senate and mitt romney is president -- by the time he is up for reelection, unemployment will drop 1.5 points. >> what is an acceptable rate? >> 2%, which is a full employment economy. i would try to drive it down -- >> where would you put it nationally? >> we can get it around 4 %. >> one of the problems we have is gridlock in congress. congressman king has not done much in his 10 years. we need a farm bill to start with. that is the most important piece of legislation to people in this room -- >> is that going to effect unemployment? >> i think it will. the farm bill, peopel arle feel insecure and are not investing. it is hard for farmers to go to the bank. it is hard for young farmers to know what the rules are. so there is the insecurity. it is not just the farm bill. >> let me interrupt. we will get into a deeper discussion. oft is an acceptiblable rate unemployment? >> it is 2% on the west and 5% on the other end of the district. if we can get this down -- >> and what year are we talking? >> you can't know unless you can say that c
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm EDT
coverage of mitt romney and paul ryan in colorado. that will begin at 9:05 o.mp.m. eastern. >> it is time for are lining around. >> would you like to be selected as the senate majority leader? >> what i like to be the senate majority leader? >> sure. >> have you fired a gun or a rifle within the last year? >> yes. >> no. >> have you read "fifty shades of grey?" [laughter] >> no. >> no. >> apollo the key house and senate races on c-span -- follow the key house and senate races on c-span. >> that debate is expected to start momentarily. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captions performed by national captioning institute] >> tonight's debate is the first of its kind. these individuals represent all types of political ideologies. i imagine our audience is just as diverse. we hope to have candidates for every level of government. [applause] ultimately, we the people are our government. if we don't pay attention, don't discuss, or don't discuss issues with friends and classmates, we get the same dysfunctional system, no matter who is in charge. but if we educate ourselv
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 1:00am EDT
. somethings were difficult. he made a statement before mitt romney was known for making the statement, 50% of the people do not pay taxes. as if they were freeloading or not being useful to society when, in it two or less six years, he was paying taxes -- having business property, mobile properties, having a home, and having a state payroll paid by the taxpayers. what makes that right? him not paying taxes when other people, seniors. >> the other thing i am proud of is i like to think in my time in massachusetts i have really grown to rate the difference of character. you guys are nothing like texas. i really have realized there is an amazing aspect to massachusetts, an incredible diversity. i really enjoy i have finally learned and become a resident. i am happy with what is happening right now. that is why i am running to represent you guys. >> each candidate will have time for a two-minute closing statement. >> i want to thank the sale of news and a jewish journalist panel as well as my opponents. we have seen this election comes down to a simple choice. on the one side, my opponent say
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
romney would fill that for us. we need to take a stand for what is right. we need to take a look at what they have done. the background parts of the world with a reach out and do things that are right. i just encourage all the voters in nevada to truly look at what their needs are and what promises have been given. host: will go to one of those voters in nevada on the democratic line. caller: how are you today? basically what i wanted to know is when the democrats took the presidential race, they inherited a tremendous mess. do you really think that the republicans could have cleaned up what was created by a republican party in four years? guest: thank you for your call. it was not just the republicans. we had a republican president. republicans and democrats created this mess and it is something that has to be cleaned up by both parties. the democratic president has not tried to clean it up. all he has tried to do is jam down obamacare in our throats. the over-regulation that we have. it is almost impossible for you to start a business in hawthorne or anyplace else to create jobs. what
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
the budget, and part of the cuts have to be in the department of defense. we cannot do as mitt romney and paul ryan suggest increase military funding by $2 trillion over the next decade. i support a strong defense. but we need to retrench rather than trying to be the policemen of the world. we have too many soldiers, too many troopers scattered around the world. our presence needs to be decreased around the world, not increased, and the united states should stop trying to be the overseer of the world. that will save us billions and billions of dollars. [applause] >> all right. governor johnson. >> we need to provide ourselves with a strong national defense. the operative word here is defense, not offense and not nation building. [applause] >> the biggest threat to our national security is the fact that we're bankrupt, that we're borrowing and printing money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar we spend. in promising to submit a balanced budget to congress in the year 2013, that would include a 43% reduction in military spending. how does that go down. a 43% reduction in militar
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and republican jim merrill the script -- talk about new hampshire for president obama and mitt romney. the state has four electoral votes and went for president obama in 2008. late wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i like watching the gavel to gavel coverage. it is the only place you get the real deal. i enjoy newsmakers. the books programs. i like that the commentary is only intended to let you know what is going on. there is not too much analysis. there is certainly not opinion. i appreciate how i can see through and understand the programming itself. i can get my analysis elsewhere. if you want to see how you governor works directly, c-span is just about the only place to go. >> justin friedman watches c- span on a comcast. san -- created by cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> a discussion on the current state and future of the news industry, focusing on investigative reporting and journalism practices. this event, hosted by zocalo public square, is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] thank you all very much for being here toni
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
and mitt romney is president, we will move the agenda forward. by the time is up for reelection, we will see a recovery nc on employment dropped at least 1.5. >> what is the acceptable rate of unemployment? >> when i was in the iowa senate, we had a 2% unemployment rate. we call that a full economy. if we could get that number down around 4%, i would say we're doing pretty good but i would never let up. >> one of the problems we have is that we have gridlock in congress and nothing is getting done. congressman king has not done much in his tenures of congress and he needs to be held responsible. we need a farm bill because that is the most important piece of legislation to people in this district and people in this room and the people in rural america. >> would that affect the rate of unemployment? >> i think it will. people are not investing. people feel insecure because the farm bill expired. it will be hard for farmers to go to the bank to get credit next year. it will be hard for young farmers to know what the rules are of leasing equipment and land. there is this insecurity and
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. a poll last week showed voters trust the president does handling of tax is more than mitt romney. another poll also give the president the edge on that issue. this is the first time, the first time, that democrats have had the upper hand on taxes in 30 years. this represents a sea change. the six causing republicans to rethink their approach. look at governor run it -- in recent weeks, he has gone to great lengths to moderate his tax proposal to appeal to a broader audience. he went so far as to promised in last week's debate that he would not reduce the net tax burden on the wealthy at all. the second reason for optimism about republicans coming to the table is very simple -- it may be as hard for republicans to compromise on taxes. they may find a result of not compromising to be worse. the scheduled expiration of all the tax breaks at year end gives republicans an incentive to act. presidents -- president obama has stated without equivocation that he will veto an extension of the tax cuts for the above must bracket. they may soon realize that it is far better to extend 98% of the tax c
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
went on, the vilifying mitt romney. i can show you the chart of the unfavorables as the attacks went on. i think that contributed to the polarization. hundreds of millions of dollars spent -- $4 billion, -- $9 billion, 70% of it is on negative advertising on both sides. then obviously it will have an effect on the electorate. all i can say is that there was polarization and it did not work. -- i will not go revise history, but i believe there will be major scandals, major scandals, the history of this country has been corruption, reform, corruption, reform. there are too many billions of dollars washing around our political campaigns. then i hope we will reform after that. [applause] >> the polarization you are talking about is being driven by ads, that is true, but also look at the numbers. when you were all in the house -- you four. >> right after the spanish- american war. [laughter] >> i had been covering it when you got there. in 1982, there were three -- 344 members of the house out of 435 whose voting records were between that of the most liberal republican and the most conservat
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
in the example of governor romney is suggesting that if we had spending cuts in defense, it would kill jobs in virginia. >> that is where you need leadership from the top. i will point back to the governors. successful governors do two things really well -- provide leadership and propose a bold initiatives to their legislatures. they also have a strategy or a blueprint, if you will, for economic growth for the future. those are the successful governors. >> no president has had the reorganization of authority since ronald reagan. it expired in the 1980's. i think that needs to come back. i would put back the authority lost after the nixon area -- era. there has got to be a combination. you cannot leave the size and the structure of the garment we have in place. this is a government functions on an old model despite a 20 per century technology model. it is painful and slow. look at the demographics of the federal work force. they are aging. attrition would take care of a lot of this, if it could be accompanied by risk management. president obama, the largest management he has -- he has run th
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
the former head of the fdic, sheila bair. and we will cover a speech by mitt romney in iowa focusing on the economy. that's also on c-span2 after 1:00 p.m. eastern it. >> we will have the presidential race events and key congressional events around the couny.
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
playbook mitt romney used a week ago tonight. 11,000 here in massachusetts are getting help paying for their prescription medications. a big part of it is to help bring down health-care costs. also, investment in a lot of research. how to get better outcomes at lower costs. this will be a big driver for the economy here in massachusetts and ultimately for country. >> you have 30 seconds. >> thank you. the bottom line is any of the the crowd, you need to pay attention. it is two quarters of a trillion dollars that my opponent is supporting and i do not. to think you can cut that amount money and not have it affect your care and coverage is wrong. will dumb down what we did here in massachusetts, that is not something i can support. we have an opportunity in massachusetts. this is a jobs-crushing bill. you have 18 new taxes coming in. three-quarters of $1 trillion. i cannot support it. >> 7 extra seconds. you can take up to 37. >> senator brown will double down on a number that simply is not true. aarp has made it clear that the changes the affordable care act as for medicare strengt
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 1:00am EDT
debate. >> wednesday, ohio senator rob portman and the state governor campaign for mitt romney on a bus tour to encourage early voting down. live coverage at 5:30 eastern on c-span. at 8:00 p.m. eastern, mitt romney is joined by former governor jeb bush and rep connie mack at a camp in -- campaign rally in florida. >> i would like to ask you a question similar to that asked of the vice-presidential candidates -- as a catholic, how has your view on abortion and shaped by your faith? >> i am not catholic. i am episcopalian. i cannot answer that question, -- >> your husband is catholic. >> my husband is catholic. an episcopalian. my children are catholic, my grandchildren have been baptized in the catholic church. we raise our children as catholic. i am happy to talk about my view on abortion. my view on abortion is that it should be safe, legal, and rare. >> here is something that is a valid point and is a difference between us -- is not manufactured. that is the act. we have babies in america and in iowa being aborted simply because they are little baby girls, because the mother once a b
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
're growing in fiscal 2002, give or take. if you were advising the next president, be it obama or romney, to say publicly here are the few things we should do in order to generate economic growth, one would obviously be some kind of comprehensive budget deal, but what else would be the -- on the jamie dimon list? >> america is a great country. the president should recognize one thing for certain. i think this attitude is just not true. we of the best military on the planet and we will four years. we have the most transparent capital markets in spite of what happened. investment, of capital, private equity. we have among the best businesses on the planet, small, medium, and large. i'm not talking about steve jobs. i'm talking about all around the factory line. we need to invest more in capital equipment. i think we have a slight polluted system at this point. transparent capital markets in spite of what happened. investment, of capital, private equity. we have among the best businesses on the planet, small, medium, and large. i'm not talking about steve jobs. i'm talking about all around
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the market allocate capital. does it so much better than government does. as governor romney said very effectively the other day, president obama is trying to pick winners and losers. the problem is he is just picking losers. . >> the characterization that the congressman has mentioned is incorrect. what i am saying and i agree with them -- there are many things we agree on. the fact is is that we need an infrastructure to be able to build our businesses. so when we look at what actually is needed, we need innovators to come here. why would i come here? because there is infrastructure. again, if you look at some of the incubators we have created already, they are dying to be able to have held off. congress and flake has pursued this earmarked ideology for a long time. in 12 years we are still struggling. our businessmen tell me that we need help. when you are a senator, you need to work with us. >> just a second. >> he has to respond regarding the year mark situation. you are known for fighting earmarks. >> we do not have the earmarks right now. that is a wonderful thing. businesses in
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 2:30am EDT
a different theory. when governor romney stands here, after a year of campaigning, when, during a republican primary, he stood on stage and said, i will get tax cuts, not tax rate cuts, tax cuts, to everybody, including the top 1%, you should believe him. that has been his history. that is exactly the kind of top-down economics that will not work if we want a strong middle class and an economy that is thriving for everybody. >> i am sure you have a reply. [laughter] >> you are right. the top 5% will continue to pay 60%, as they do today. i am not looking to cut taxes for wealthy people. i am looking to cut taxes for middle income people. why do i want to bring rates down and lower exemptions and deductions? if you bring rates down, it makes it easier for small business to keep more of their capital and hire people. for me, this is about jobs. i want to get america's economy going again. 54% of america's workers work in businesses that are taxed as individuals. when you bring those rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. for me, i look at what has
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 2:30am EDT
romney does not tell these stories. it was not the cash, he gave his time, and he has consistently. this is a man who gave 30% of its income to charity, more of the two of us combined. he is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in the country. the vice president knows that sometimes the words do not come out of your mouth the right way. [laughter] >> i always say what i mean. >> we want everybody to succeed. we want to get everybody out of poverty. we believe in opportunity. that is what we're going to push for. >> i have a feeling you have a few things to say. >> the idea, if you heard that soliloquy on 47%, that he just made a mistake, i have a bridge to sell you. i do not doubt his personal generosity. when i was a little younger than the congressman, my wife was in an accident. killed my daughter, and my two sons survived. i have satn the homes of many people. to know they know you have been through it, that they can make it. i do not doubt his personal commitment to individuals. but do you know what? he had no commitment to the automobile industry. he said, let it go b
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 2:30am EDT
some revenue and some spending cuts. this is a major difference that governor romney and i had. you are looking for contrast. when governor romney stood on a stage with other republican candidates for the nomination, he was asked, "would you take $10 of spending cuts for just $1 of revenue?" he said no. if you take an unbalanced approach, that means you are going to be cutting our investment in schools and education. governor romney talked about medicaid and how we can send it back to the states. that means a 30% cut in the primary program we held for seniors in nursing homes, kids with disabilities. that is not a right strategy for us to move forward. >> what about simpsons bowles? >> i have my own plans. if you want to make adjustments, make it. go to congress and fight for it. >> that is what we have done. >> you have been president for four years. he said he would cut the deficit in half. we still have trillion-dollar deficits. if you are reelected, we will get to a trillion-dollar debt. you have said you will cut the deficit in half. you find $4 trillion in cuts. we still show
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